Travel Backpack Llama : Cotopaxi Allpa Review | 35L Carry On Travel Backpack | One Bag Llama Pack 🐐

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Travel Backpack Llama

Cotopaxi Allpa Review | 35L Carry On Travel Backpack | One Bag Llama Pack 🐐

Cotopaxi Allpa Review | 35L Carry On Travel Backpack | One Bag Llama Pack 🐐

The Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack is a great all-around bag that is smartly designed for carry-on compliance and can suit both urban and outdoorsy travelers alike. View Details & Buy:

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1:09 – Material & Aesthetic
3:40 – External Components
7:44 – Inside the Pack
13:04 – Durability & Testing
13:28 – Pros & Cons
14:15 – The Verdict

Cotopaxi is the name of an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, in Ecuador. It’s also the name of a company that manufactures outdoor gear and is trying to do some good in the world. We’ll let you guess which one this review is about.

Founded in 2014 as a Certified B-Corp, Cotopaxi donates 2% of their revenue to help alleviate poverty. They also partner with “organizations like International Rescue Committee, Educate Girls, and Proximity Designs to provide health, education, and livelihoods in developing countries.” They do great work and make great products, one of which is the Allpa 35L Travel Pack.

The Allpa is a 35-liter, carry-on compliant pack possessing many great features and design elements. Weighing 3lb 7oz (1560g) and measuring 20 x 12 x 8in (51 x 30 x 20cm), it’s on the heavier side of things compared to other bags with the same capacity—though it isn’t egregiously hefty. Much of the weight comes from the sturdy materials Cotopaxi chooses to use: TPU-coated 1000D polyester makes up the front of the pack while 1680D ballistic nylon comprises the side, top, and bottom paneling. This combination gives the Allpa a toughness that’s hard to beat.

Overall, the Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack is pleasantly hard to characterize. It can function as both a hiking pack, a work bag, or a travel pack. After our tests, we feel that it fits the travel pack role best. With it’s carry-on compliance, refined design and ample space, the Allpa is a great choice for anyone looking for a bag suited for a long weekend or a shorter vacation. While it may not be well received by taller users, if you find it comfortable to wear you won’t be disappointed.

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In this video, Tom Wahlin of Pack Hacker reviews the Cotopaxi Allpa: a 35L travel backpack that’s good for carry on and one bag travel.

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  1. Had this for about a year. If they could bump it up to 40l and get rid of the clasps on the main straps I'd love it. Don't thing pricing is too bad either consider you get another bag and basically travel cubes with it.

  2. Great review, just bought the 35 L travel pack the other day so I'm looking forward to travel around the world with this product.
    This beats suit cases everyday of the week

  3. Great review! I’m still searching for a travel pack,I’ll choose from this one,peak design traveline 45,tortuga outbreker 45 & wandrd hexad access duffel,any suggestion?

  4. Thanks for all your great reviews! I scoured the web though for a comparison between the Cotopaxi 35 and the Pacsafe EXP 45. Haven’t found one probably because they are listed as different capacity. I ordered each and they are almost IDENTICAL in size. I would even go so far as saying the Allpa carries a bit more. One of them hasn’t measured correctly. I have packed and repacked both bags and I always come up with the same conclusion. So, just to pass other info on….the straps on the Allpa are a bit more adjustable to get them closer together for my frame. I am 5’4”. The Allpa is a tad shorter so it feels better walking when it’s full. I love the more versatile space. If you go with packing cubes in the Pacsafe, you are limited how those fit in. And a lot of the Pacsafes storage is in the outside full length pocket, but hard to get to, other than shoving a coat down there. Would have liked that space inside. Allpa could use some compression straps like the Pacsafe though for when it’s not completely full. I thought Allpa add on water bottle attachment would be useless, but if you attach it two ways to the outside straps, it does a great job. The Allpa pulls in like an hourglass in between interior mesh pockets. That makes zipping it up difficult just right there. Worried that is a stress point and the zipper will break eventually. I’m going to keep the Allpa, I feel like it’s a slightly better option. I’m a bit worried when completely stuffed the Allpa is too fat for overhead bins, but I won’t be able to test that out until later this summer. BTY, I got a Weeks worth of clothes in there, including a pair of shoes (which a lot of reviews don’t show). I plan on a sling style personal item carry on to hold my wallet, knitting, book, scarf. Cheers!

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